Simple trick to add texture to your braid: Get 3 strands for a normal braid. Loosely braid One Strand. Use that braided strand with the other 2 to form the final braid of all your hair. Loosen with fingers for more "messy.
How To: Five Strand Braid Video Total Length minutes by LuxyHair. Braid tutorial ends at minutes, the rest of the video she is showing how to curl bangs and adding a romantic look from layered hair that didn't fit in her braid.
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